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  • SC says it will revisit its definition of 'Hindutva' in the light of growing hate speeches
  • Indigo reduces the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra to three months after an inquiry committee finds that it was a Level 1 offense not meriting a 6-month ban
  • Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral says Delhi Police did not act on his phone call asking them to help 16 people trapped in riot-hit areas
  • AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, booked for murder and arson, says he is being framed
  • New HC bench allows the Delhi Police plea that the situation is no conducive to the filing of FIRs and also allows the Centre to become a party to the case
  • Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court, who was part of the bench that pulled up the Delhi Police for not filing FIRs against BJP leaders for hate speeches, transferred to Punjab HC
  • Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) of Crime Branch in Delhi Police have been formed under DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo. The teams will immediately take over the investigations of the cases related to northeast Delhi violence. Both the teams will be under the supervision of BK Singh, additional commissioner of police (Crime Branch)
  • Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in the capital as the intensity of the madness seems to have abated. The death toll has risen to 37
  • Special DG (Training) in CRPF, S N Shrivastava, appointed special commissioner (law & order) in Delhi Police in order to quell the violence. He is also expected to take over as chief of Delhi police once Amulya Patnaik's term ends on February 29
  • Curfew and shoot at sight orders reportedly in force in some areas, but Delhi Police HQ does not issue a notice for the same
  • The Central government has pressed paramilitary forces to control the riots in Delhi
  • Mobs in Delhi target journalists, check them for religious identity and snatch equipment
  • 13 people deal until now in one of the worst spells of violence in Delhi
  • Violence in Delhi shows no signs of abating with fresh areas in the north-eastern part of the capital coming under its grip
  • Delhi High Court says DGCA was wrong in approving the flying ban on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra by airlines other than Indigo for his alleged misbehavior with TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard an Indigo flight
Delhi Police file a case for murder and arson against Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain. Hussain is believed to have played a role in the murder of IB staffer Ankit Sharma whose body was found in Jafrabad
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Talking About Self-Esteem And Indulging In Chamchagiri

By Sunil Garodia
First publised on 2018-05-28 17:59:03

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Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator. Writes for a number of publications.
One has to hand it to HD Kumaraswamy for being frank. He has had no qualms in admitting that he is not obligated to the people of Karnataka for being the chief minister. Instead, he is obligated to the Congress party. This is what happens when a person whose party got just 18% of the popular vote and just 35 seats is pitch forked to occupy the top post. The Congress has always thrived as an assemblage of chamchas. One more has been added to the list.

A couple of days back, Kumaraswamy was talking about self-esteem and how he would quit the post if the Congress pushed him to the wall after differences rose over portfolio allocation. One doesnÂ’t know whether he has read the definition of the hyphenated word, but by showing where his loyalties lay, he has destroyed whatever self-esteem he had. Also, he has significantly watered down his own earlier statement about resigning and it seems that the Congress will now have its way in all things.

From now on, Kumaraswamy will not be his own man. He will be a puppet chief minister installed by the Congress. The party will manipulate him to run the state and since Kumaraswamy is obligated to it, he will have to quietly play ball. The 6.5 crore people of Karnataka (minus maybe the 1.17 crore at 18% who voted for JD(S)) can yell from the rooftops that he is not their chief minister but such is the unholy reality of first-past-the-post system and post-poll alliances that they have to bear him even after the resounding slap he has given them.